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WN Day 24: Ray Gun vs. Evinrude

All the gizmo freaks are drooling because the US Navy has supposedly demonstrated a fearsome new “ray gun,” the HEL, High Energy Laser, designed to burn planes, missiles or boats that get too close to surface ships. The trusting Dilberts…

Posted on: April 13th, 2011 | Comments (66)

WN Blog 23: Guerrilla Funerals: Life Begins @ Death

First I have to get today’s big anniversary out of the way.

Posted on: April 12th, 2011 | Comments (34)

WN Blog Day 22: That IMF Don't Fool Around

The IMF: “Liberte, Egalite…Just Give Us the Frickin’ Money!” It was a lively weekend. Down in Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo was ruining the script by holing up in his urban bunker in Abidjan, even though the IMF and their French…

Posted on: April 11th, 2011 | Comments (52)

WN Blog Day 21: Brecher's Booke Nooke

I’ve been thinking it might be a good idea to do the Sunday blog on war books. The only problem is, there are so many great ones it’s hard to decide which one to start with.

Posted on: April 10th, 2011 | Comments (111)

WN Blog Day 20: Civil War Caturday

Gen. Earl Van Dorn: Dixie girls thought he was handsome, more proof Dixie was insane.   If you ever need to remind yourself that military command isn’t as glamorous as people think, it doesn’t hurt to go over the short,…

Posted on: April 9th, 2011 | Comments (41)

WN Blog 19: Video Souvenirs

NOTE: My links are messed up here, I realize. Found out what’s wrong. I’ll have it fixed in tomorrow’s column. Meantime, here’s the link to the video I’m talking about:   I’ve been watching the famous motorcycle-shooting video from Afghanistan,…

Posted on: April 8th, 2011 | Comments (38)

WN Blog 18: RPG vs. BMW

Which’ud Ya Rather Have, A BMW… A couple of the comments on yesterday’s blog were about comparing the RPG-7 and the M2 Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle. It’s the kind of question I used to love when I talked hardware, but…

Posted on: April 7th, 2011 | Comments (73)